For Immediate Release
Contact: Kevin Carleton 617/353-2240
Commissioner Interview Panel Established
Boston -- A public panel established to assist the Board of Education in its search for a new commissioner of education has been appointed.
"I am pleased to make public the names of individuals who will serve on a committee representing constituencies with which the Commissioner of Education must work," said Board Chairman John Silber. "This committee will interview each of the candidates for the position of Commissioner of Education in the presence of members of the Board of Education. The Board in reaching its decision will assess the candidates in part by the way in which they respond to questions from this committee.
"As Chairman of the Board of Education, I wish to express my deep appreciation to the members of this committee of constituents for their commitment of time and effort to help us in the selection process."
The members are:
Teacher, Director of Foreign Languages, Springfield Public Schools
Former Headmaster, Boston Latin School
Principal, John Winthrop Elementary School, Dorchester
President, Massachusetts Federation of Teachers
President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Joseph A Bage
Superintendent, Brockton Public Schools
Cathy E. Minehan
Parent and President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Wayne Budd, Esq.
Group President, Bell Atlantic
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Former member, Swampscott School Committee
February 1, 1999